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steel crankshaft

Postby philthehill » Thu Dec 06, 2018 9:25 pm

May be of interest or maybe even a talking point:-

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/MG-Midget-14 ... rk:28:pf:0

Possibly one for you Les.


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Re: steel crankshaft

Postby les » Thu Dec 06, 2018 11:49 pm

Nice thought but 5 times the price of my Ital engine. :o There's been one bid so far, wonder if it goes further.


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Re: steel crankshaft

Postby philthehill » Fri Dec 07, 2018 8:26 am

Les
At £500 an absolute bargain. Even at £800 plus still a bargain as that crankshaft must have cost nearly £2000 to produce.
I may have considered it if it was a standard throw crankshaft but at 1460cc it puts the engine out of the 1400cc production car class and then you are up against the big boys toys.

Another option:-

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/MG-Midget-AH ... rk:19:pf:0

and a must if you are fitting a Marina engine so as not to get the engine oil all over the engine bay when changing the oil filter:-

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Marina-Ital- ... rk:10:pf:0

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Re: steel crankshaft

Postby simmitc » Fri Dec 07, 2018 9:22 am

I've never understood how anyone could build and engine where the oil is fitted either horizontally or inclined with the opening pointing downwards. Not only does one get dirty oil spilling out on removal, but it's not possiblt ro prime the new filter before fitting. A classic failure of design :roll:

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Re: steel crankshaft

Postby philthehill » Fri Dec 07, 2018 12:59 pm

The proper and original Marina/Ital oil filter had a non spill function incorporated into it but latterly that function seems to have disappeared with after market types.
It was possible to prime the original type oil filter before fitting.
I use a remote oil filter head and take off as shown in the link so that the vertical oil filter can be primed before fitting.



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